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Old 09-18-2021, 01:01 AM   #21
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Nice, I dont think it really hurts anything

I seem to be bouncing between problems. I got everything together and it was running, I started messing with the timing and mownit wont start. I overshot my mark a hair and it died pretty quick. Now I cant get it to start. It just cranks over now and backfires every now and then.

Also, I'm sure yall are gonna clown on me but I figured out that my new ball joints wont fit. because I pressed them out of the controll arm with the retainer clip in it. It opened up thenholenin the controll ar.. real dumb mistake.
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Old 09-19-2021, 10:08 AM   #22
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If it’s the lifters (hydraulic lash adjusters) they can’t be serviced, but they can be cleaned, bled, and often brought back to life.

Use a timing light or you’re just pissing in the wind lol
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:04 PM   #23
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I just bought a timing light, and did that. I also replaced the fuel filter, and added some oil treatment to it and now it is sounding pretty good. I'll see how it's really acting once I out the wheels on tomorrow.

I only have a clymers and it doesnt say much about cleaning and bleeding the lifters, but I'm gonna start my research on it today. Thank you for that
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:46 PM   #24
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There really isnt much to bleeding the lifters. You run the truck, oil goes into them. Thats pretty much it. New lifters will sound like a disaster for a few minutes after startup.
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Old 09-20-2021, 07:00 PM   #25
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Yes, but cant they get clogged, thus inhibiting their proper operation?How do you clean them?
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Yes, but cant they get clogged, thus inhibiting their proper operation?How do you clean them?
I removed them and soak them in a carb dip bucket. I also used a few cans of spray carb cleaner to spray into the oil passages on the lash adjusters. Flushed a good bit of crud out of them. On a couple of them I had to use a C-clamp to get the piston moving freely. Once they were moving easily I used a syringe filled with oil to force all the air out of them. I also had to clean the rocker arm shafts and the cam shaft. Everything was clogged up pretty bad.
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Wow thank you for that, that is the next project!

I just finished my ball joints, and it turns out that yes I did open up the hole in the lower controll arm because I forgot to take out the retaining clips.

All back together, but now I have two 27mm nut left over??????? Does anyone have any ideas. Not the new lower joints and not the crankshaft pulley
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Old 09-21-2021, 03:43 PM   #28
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Old ball joint nuts you left laying around?

You sure you should be working on your own car?
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Theyre not castle nuts, so they cant be old ball joint ones
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All back together, but now I have two 27mm nut left over??????? Does anyone have any ideas. Not the new lower joints and not the crankshaft pulley
Um, we werent there when those nuts were removed. This one's on you... sorry man!
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What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
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